If you have multiple chubby Google Home speakers—the Max—or two of the company’s brand-new Nest Mini speakers, then you’ve probably already been playing around with their Stereo Pair feature. Don’t fret if you’re still rockin’ an old-school Google Home or Google Home Mini, however; your time has come. Almost.
According to numerous reports, Google is unlocking its “stereo pair” feature for those who also own these older smart speakers. All you have to do is own two of them, and any combination theoretically works. I have a Google Home and a Google Home Mini myself, and am hopeful I’ll be able to blast my songs in stereo soon.
I say that with optimism, as Google—as always, it seems—is rolling this feature out. Both of my speakers are theoretically as updated as they’re going to get, and they’re even enrolled in Google’s preview program for new features. I don’t see the stereo pairing option anywhere, but others have found success.
If you’d like to check to see if stereo pairing is enabled for your speakers, pull up the Google Home app and tap on one of your applicable speakers. Then, tap on the gear icon in the upper-right corner.
Scroll down a bit, and you should see a “Speaker Pair” option above “Lower volume when listening.” If you don’t, you don’t have the feature yet. Keep checking.
If you do, you’ll be able to assign a left and right speaker, and then you can assign this pair a name—to better determine which of your speakers you’re playing music from when you’re yelling at your Google Assistant. Remember, though; only the left speaker will listen to your voice commands now, so don’t yell (or whisper) quietly at your right speaker. It doesn’t want to talk to you.